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Thom Loverro

Articles by Thom Loverro

Group portrait of players from the Kansas City Monarchs and the Hilldale Negro League baseball teams in front of grandstands filled with spectators before the opening game of the inaugural "Colored World Series" in 1924. (Photo by J.E. Miller via Library of Congress)

LOVERRO: 90 years ago, Negro League stars lit up Kansas City

The Kansas City Monarchs, the Negro National League champions, faced Philadelphia's Hilldale Baseball Club, the champions of the competing Eastern Colored League. It marked the first time two Negro League champions from different leagues agreed to play in a championship series of note. Published October 21, 2014

Washington Redskins fans react after Tennessee Titans wide receiver Derek Hagan (80) celebrates a 38 yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter as the Washington Redskins play the Tennessee Titans at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Sunday, October 19, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

LOVERRO: Redskins' future murky as ever after unsightly win over Titans

Nobody should be tipping their hat to anyone in that Redskins locker room — heck, in this Redskins organization — for barely beating a bad Titans team. Except maybe to Colt McCoy, the third-string quarterback who saved the franchise from one of its most embarrassing losses at home in a long list of embarrassing losses. Published October 19, 2014

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) and Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) talk together after the Washington Redskins lose to the Seattle Seahawks 27-17 in Monday Night Football at FedExField, Landover, Md., Monday, October 6, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

LOVERRO: A tale of Redskins quarterbacks past, present and pretend

The scene at FedEx Field Monday night while the Washington Redskins were struggling nobly in a 27-17 loss to the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks was a variation on Charles Dickens' holiday tale, "A Christmas Carol." Published October 7, 2014

Washington Nationals' manager Matt Williams  removes his cap while answering questions during a news conference Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in San Francisco. The Giants are scheduled to face the Washington Nationals in Game 3 of the NL Division Baseball Series on Monday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

LOVERRO: Matt Williams' best-laid plans could put Nationals in ground

So, the Nats have a plan for when a starting pitcher coming off a no-hitter has shut out the opposing team in a postseason game, allowing just three hits in his last 18 innings, with two outs, still throwing 94 miles per hour, after retiring 20 straight hitters, walks his first batter after getting squeezed by the home plate umpire? Published October 5, 2014

Philadelphia Eagles' Jason Peters, right, and Washington Redskins' Chris Baker, left, tussle after a fourth-quarter play as line judge Darryll Lewis tries to break it up during an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. Both players were ejected. Philadelphia won 37-34. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Daily News, David Maialetti)

LOVERRO: Redskins, Eagles ready for more after Thrilla in Phila

Sunday's 37-34 Eagles win over the Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field was everything you would want in an NFC East rivalry game. Frustration, exhilaration, desperation, retribution, confrontations, altercations, ejections — all of it adding up to one of the more hard-fought games between these two division rivals in recent years. Published September 21, 2014

Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo watches during a spring training baseball workout, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

LOVERRO: Rizzo truly the architect of NL East champion Nationals

The Nats won the division title going away without a .300 hitter, a 15-game winner, a 25-home run hitter or a 100-RBI man. They won it with a rookie manager who lost his biggest bats in the opening weeks of the season, and has been without one of the team's best players for much of the year. They won because of a group of Mike Rizzo moments. Published September 18, 2014

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (12) sits with Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, right, during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

LOVERRO: A Redskins QB controversy worth cheering for

Three years ago, the quarterback controversy was Rex Grossman vs. John Beck. Think about that one. What other town could possibly get worked up about Rex Grossman vs. John Beck? At least now the debate is about better quarterbacks. Published September 16, 2014

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) is attended to on the sideline after getting injured in the first quarteras the Washington Redskins play the Jacksonville Jaguars at FedExField, Landover, Md., Monday, September 9, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

LOVERRO: With RG3 injury, mixed emotions for Redskins

It was almost like an Irish wake Sunday at FedEx Field. Everyone was celebrating and hugging each other — on the Redskins sideline and in the stands — as the clock wound down on Washington's impressive 41-10 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Yet perhaps we had witnessed the end of Robert Griffin III's career as a Redskin. Published September 14, 2014